I use photography as a healing form.
My work is a process of self-understanding that develops through intimate conversations with people that interest me. Conversations that employ images and videos. Through photography I am able to re-examine everything: who I am, what I think, what I feel, my education, society, religion.
I usually work with people I encounter on the street, or online.
Rather than using my camera as a barrier or separation between myself and the subject, I share control of the medium over where, how and when I use my camera, giving total freedom of expression to the encounter. They present themselves as they really are, as they wish, without any imposition.
This creates a powerful energy.
By making myself physically and emotionally vulnerable, while keeping the connection with the other totally open, I enable people to free themselves, and to trust me with their vulnerabilities.
The final documentation is true, raw, real, appalling, sincere, transparent in the present moment, sometimes disturbing
( ... do we like what we see?).
The camera is a mirror, the observer becomes the observed, the mirror becoming the person reflected.
My art practice is an investigation into the power of trust in human relationships. Can the mind free itself from habits it has cultivated, from unhelpful opinions, judgments, fears, attitudes and values?
What is real?